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The Daily Dirt May 8, 2018: A strong statement from LAFC

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And other news and notes to start your day

MLS: LAFC Culinary Tour Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

I’m really just going to let you sit with this for a bit this morning. Read it, mull it over, it is so deep and that I’m just go to leave it submitted without comment. The best MLS analyst is out here doing good analysis, that’s all that this is.

Anyway, onto the dirt...

Domestic

After a homophobic chant was heard during goal kicks in the opening LAFC match, the club made it clear that such action would not be tolerated and welcomed it’s LGBTQ supporters.

The North Carolina Courage remained unbeaten on the year in 2018 after their draw with Chicago over the weekend. Let’s check in with the rest of the league to see how they stack up.

International

Over on big SBN there’s a breakdown of some of the more relevant recent games in Europe over the last week. Andi Thomas’ piece is definitely worth your time.

Dulwich Hamlet is getting promoted as the team’s stadium situation is still in resolved.

Some morning highlights

TDD is a little brief this morning, so to make sure you get the necessary amount of time wasting done, enjoy this highlight video from a more... ground breaking time for Arsene Wagner.

Finally...

Follow Fire Alexi Lalas.

What is it? Why should he be fired? What’s with that dumb Twitter handle? Wouldn’t you like to know.